Adjunct Teacher; Adjunct Instructor
Caroline Ducrocq, born in Paris, won that city’s Henry Rollan Prize for Acting in 1970. She moved to NYC the following year and became active in the Avant Garde theatre scene, graduating in 1974 from NYU School of the Arts (BFA). As a founding member of The Working Theatre under the direction of Kristin Linklater, Joe Chaiken and Peter Kass, she toured throughout the US in that company’s productions and workshops, and was trained as an acting/voice/movement teacher. In 1978, she joined the NYU School of the Arts faculty as a full-time acting teacher.
Caroline continued to pursue her acting career with some of the most renowned Avant Garde directors of the time, including André Gregory, Joe Chaiken, Jerzy Grotowski, Richard Schecner and Peter Kass. She ran Tomorrow’s Performing Artists, her training studio for actors, until her 1981 move to LA.
Her teaching experience induced her to direct, and she produced the works of new and classical playwrights in numerous multi-ethnic productions. Her LA production of THE MISANTHROPE with Djimon Hounsou and Kene Holiday was the recipient of multiple NAACP prizes. Her 23-minute film, THE DELI OF THE LORD, won Best Short Film at the 1990 Dallas Film Festival.
Caroline became a sought-after Acting Coach, with clients such as Val Kilmer, Tyrese Gibson, Lynn Whitfield, Djimon Hounsou, CCH Pounder, Morris Chestnut, and Marie Piot. She developed working relationships with numerous film producers, writers and directors including Euzhan Palcy, Bob Rafelson, Kasi Lemmons, Vondi Curtis-Hall, Cotty Chubb, Ilya Salkind and Jane Chaplin, Laetitia Columbani, Willy Rameau, Christian Grandman, and others.
Caroline has completed a screenplay based on Chester Hines’ novel, THE LUNATIC FRINGE, attracting the interest of Chiwetel Ejiofor. In between her activities as acting coach, script consultant and screenwriter, Caroline’s voice continues to be heard as an actress. In LA, she played the leading role in THE ENGLISH LOVER by Marguerite Duras, and in NYC, Duras’ THE MALADY OF DEATH. She stars in Nicole Jefferson’s 5-minute short, THE GIFT, and she’s just released a bilingual CD of French poetry, FROM BAUDELAIRE TO BECKETT, which she also performs live.
In addition to running acting workshops in France ,Belgium and Canada, she’s taught at EICAR Film School in Saint-Denis, France. Caroline served as Adjunct Acting Teacher at NYU Tisch Film School (Spring semester 2015) and Adjunct Voice Teacher at Tisch Experimental Wing (Fall semester 2015).
1975-1968 – Working Theatre, Trained by Master teachers: Kristin Linklater, Joe Chaiken, Peter Kass
1978-1981 – Tomorrow’s Performing Artists Ms. Ducrocq’s Private Acting Studio
1978-1981 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts Full time Acting teacher, Graduate Acting program
1985-1995 – Tomorrow’s Performing Artist - Los Angeles
2005 – Bilingual Theatre Workshop ( Loire Valley, France)
2013 – Eicar Film School (France)
2015 - NYU Graduate Film Tisch School of the Arts ADJUNCT Acting teacher NYU experimental wing Tisch school of the Arts, Voice teacher.
1981-2015 - Acting Coach